Chettinad varutha kozhi curry (chettinad chicken curry)

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Chicken - 600 g

Onion - 2

Tomato - 2

Chilly + coriander powder - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Cloves - 2

Cardamom -2

Oil - 1 1/2tbsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom - each 2

Fennel - 1/4 tsp

Cumin - 1/4 tsp

Shallots - about 15

Garlic - 2 cloves

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp

Red chilly - 4

Grated coconut - 1 tbsp

Curry leaves - 3 leaves


  • Roast the following in 1/4 tsp of oil and grind to a paste.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, curry leaves and when it crackles, add finely chopped onions and saute until it is cooked, add chopped tomatoes and stir well to cook.
  • Add the chicken, stir and add in the chilly+coriander powder, ground masala paste and turmeric powder. Add salt, mix well, close the pressure cooker, bring to full pressure, place the regulator and reduce the heat after a minute and cook for 9 minutes.
  • When the pressure settles down open the cooker and let the curry boil for a few more minutes on low heat until the gravy is reduced to the required consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.




Tastes very good with rice and tiffin items like dosa & iddly

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